Acclaimed traditional singer, songwriter and harpist Amy McAllister to launch debut album in Strule Arts Centre
Traditional harpist, singer, songwriter AMY MCALLISTER will perform at Strule Arts Centre for the Omagh launch of her debut album String On String on 17th November. Amy will be joined on the night by local musicians Jack Warnock (guitar) and Declan McCartan (cello) and the incredibly talented Molly, Jane and Cara Walls will play support.
Amy’s album has received critical acclaim to date, described as “absolutely beguiling… a debut album which delivers on every level” by Bright Young Folk.
Hailing from Glenariffe Co. Antrim, Amy is an exciting talent on the traditional music scene. Drawing on her traditional roots, she adopts a contemporary approach to her music with clear and distinctive vocals and a contemporary harp style. ‘String On String’ is a collection of traditional and original songs and harp music. Talking about album, Amy says,
“String On String reflects my journey as a musician, retelling old songs and introducing some of my own original songs too. I wanted to record my own versions of what I think are just some of the most beautiful songs and harp tunes around, I love the simplistic beauty and nature of the pieces on the album. I had the pleasure of working with some great musical friends and a wonderful producer Camille Champarnaud on the album too, and look forward to launching it now in Belfast and Dublin.”
Amy has toured across North America, Canada and Japan with Celtic Crossroads and Rhythm of the Dance, was selected as one of Moving On Music’s ‘Emerging Artists’ in 2016 and will travel to Brazil this year to represent Ireland at the Rio International Harp Festival for the second consecutive year.
Tickets and booking details below:
Friday 17th November, in Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, 8PM
Tickets £12/10 from www.struleartscentre.co.uk
String On String is available to purchase via www.amy-harp.com
“Antrim harpist Amy McAllister is making her own way with the instrument…she impresses as much for her vocals as she does for her playing…a talent to watch out for.”
THE THIN AIR
“Amy’s light and beautiful lilt, and rippling harp solos, generate a soothing and calming effect. A highly competent debut…there is surely much more to come from Amy McAllister.”
THE LIVING TRADITION
“An album that both understands the wealth of tradition and reveals a talent for innovation. Amy’s vivid voice is purely addictive; hear once, you want more.